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Thank You
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AMPLIFIED Cabinet Sections:
Thank You
Congratulations on the purchase of your new
Matrix loudspeaker. Matrix products are the
result of a collaboration between Designers,
Engineers and Musicians with many decades
of experience in the design and practical in
field application of exceptionally robust,
reliable and ergonomic audio equipment.
This manual will help you to get the most
from your loudspeaker. For maximum
benefit, it is recommended that all
instructions and warnings are carefully read.
Where unsure about anything, please
consult a qualified technician.
For warranty service, please retain your
receipt and all packaging that comes with
the loudspeaker, as it has been specifically
designed to transport the cabinet safely.
Unpacking
Please unpack and inspect your new
loudspeaker for any damage that may have
occurred during transit. If damage is found,
notify the carrier immediately.
1. Features and Specifications
2–3
2. Amplifier Feature Overview
4
3. Connecting to a Slave Cabinet
5
PASSIVE Cabinet Sections:
4. Features and Specifications
6–7
5. Mono Loudspeaker Usage
8
6. Stereo Loudspeaker Usage
9
7. Recommended Amplification
10
8. Warranty
11
9. Declaration of CE Conformity
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CAUTION:
OBSERVE ALL SAFETY AND USAGE
INSTRUCTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE DAMAGE
TO EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE TO HAZARDS
(THIS SYMBOL UNIVERSALLY FLAGS CAUTION
NOTICES)
PLEASE RETAIN ALL FACTORY PACKAGING
FOR ANY FUTURE POSTAL TRANSIT.
THIS PRODUCT IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
SOUND PRESSURE LEVELS WHICH MAY
DAMAGE HEARING. THE USER IS
RESPONSIBLE FOR EXPOSURE LEVELS AND
USE OF HEARING PROTECTION.
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LETHAL VOLTAGES PRESENT AT SPEAKER,
CABLE AND AMPLIFIER TERMINALS; ENSURE
ALL WIRING IS SAFE AND CORRECT BEFORE
USE.
(THIS SYMBOL ALSO UNIVERSALLY FLAGS
ELECTRICAL HAZARDS)
DO NOT OPEN LOUDSPEAKER; LEAVE ALL
INTERNAL SERVICE OPERATIONS TO A
QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN.
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1. Features and Specifications (Amplified Cabinet):
The Q12a is a 12” coaxial, full range loudspeaker cabinet which has been designed for
optimal performance and flexibility within its intended application as a compact musicians
backline and pa loudspeaker. This section covers the usage of the amplified cabinet modes,
providing the user with a self contained, compact, precise, light weight solution.
The design was conceived with considerable consultation with customers and we welcome
any comments and suggestions you may have in our continual quest to bring you the products
you want to use.
Loudspeaker features:
•
Optimised for Guitar Sound Reproduction With Cabinet Simulation Pre-amps.
•
Coaxial 12” Driver – Providing a Large and Unchanging Sweet Spot of Sound.
Also suitable for use for monitoring keyboards, vocals and other sources at the users
discretion.
.
This cabinet contains a coaxial loudspeaker – a single driver incorporating a tweeter
driver and paper cone driver designed specifically to work together into a single, constant
directivity, spherical point source. This offers the unique advantage of of a sound-field which
does not significantly change in tonal characteristic wherever the user chooses to listen to
the cabinet off axis by up to 40 degrees (a total sound-field span of 80 degrees) both
horizontally and vertically. The sound dispersion diagram below illustrates this behaviour.
Cabinet produces a wide sweet spot in both planes for faithful reproduction over a wide area.
•
•
Multiple Orientation Cabinet Design - May be used horizontally or vertically.
The cabinet also allows mounting on a speaker stand via built in 38mm pole
receptacle.
The design of the cabinet allows for use in Horizontal, Vertical and speaker stand
mounted Vertical configurations and also has interlocking feet for easy, secure stacking of
multiple cabinets.
The cabinet orientation diagram below illustrates some possible configurations.
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Loudspeaker Specifications:
Q 12 a
Number of Audio Channels:
1
Amplifier Module :
GM 50
Supply Voltage :
230V / 110V +/- 15%
Average Supply Current, Full Load :
3A / 6A
Input Level Sensitivity :
0.775v / 0 dBu
Frequency Bandwidth Nominal :
40-20,000 Hz
Sound Dispersion Pattern
Nominal :
80H x 80V Degrees
Cabinet Weight :
15.9 Kg
Cabinet Dimensions Inches : 14.75H x 17.9W x 11.2D
Cabinet Dimensions Millimetres :
375H x 455W x 285D
THIS PRODUCT IS
CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING SOUND
PRESSURE LEVELS
WHICH MAY DAMAGE
HEARING.
THE USER IS
RESPONSIBLE FOR
EXPOSURE LEVELS AND
USE OF HEARING
PROTECTION.
2. Amplifier Feature Overview:
(1) Power Switch
This switch controls the power supply to the amplifier. There is a short delay on power-up;
this is to avoid the switch-on "thump" which could damage the loudspeakers.
.
(2) Gain Control
The level trim for the amplifier is set via this control.
Rotating the knob fully clockwise, results in no attenuation to the incoming audio signals.
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(3) Power Indicator
This indicator shows when the amplifier is on and is receiving power.
(4) Cooling Fan Outlet
.
Hot air exits here. Make sure the ventilation area behind cabinet is free from
obstruction and air flows freely, otherwise the amplifier is likely to enter protect
mode or in some extreme circumstances damage may occur.
(5) Input Signal Socket
.
This is a combined female XLR and 1/4" jack socket which allows connection to both 1/4”
instrument patch leads and industry standard Balanced XLR systems. Note these inputs are not
suitable for direct connection to instruments, the cabinet is intended to be driven by the use of a
suitable preamp/pedal.
CAUTION !
DO NOT connect the speaker driving output from other power amplifiers to this
input socket. It is not intended to be used in this manner, damage will occur !
(6) Power Connection and Fuse
.
Mains power is supplied to the amplifier by a standard 10 Amp IEC mains socket.
An appropriate mains lead is supplied with the amplifier. Also, the amplifiers fuse is installed
within the connector block, Should this need to be replaced, refit with same rating and type. If
unsure about any servicing procedures, please contact qualified service personnel. at the
speaker s
(7) External Loudspeaker Cabinet Link
.
In amplified mode, this connector block is intended to be used to connect another identical
un-amplified slave cabinet as needed. To prevent potential damage to equipment, only use
identical passive slave cabinets and ensure cable link chosen is suitable for carrying high power
speaker signals; if unsure, contact a suitably qualified engineer.
When the internal amplifier is operating, the above input should NOT be used under any
circumstances, it is intended for passive modes only. In the case of the amplified cabinet, these
are available when the amplifier is not connected to the mains supply or turned on. For further
information on how to use these modes, consult the Passive cabinet section of this manual.
CAUTION !
Whilst it is possible to use an external amplifier to power a cabinet which
also includes the amplifier module if needed, in the same manner as the
passive cab, the internal amplifier MUST be turned off and disconnected
from mains supply in order to ensure irreversible damage does not occur to
equipment.
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3. Connecting to a Passive Slave Cabinet:
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Cabinet Link Connectors support the use of 1/4” Jack and Speakons.
To maintain compatibility with system configurations many musicians are familiar with,
the ability to connect to the loudspeaker using 1/4” Jacks is also provided via combination
dual format Speakon connectors.
We would like to recommend however that Speakon connectors are used
where possible for connecting loudspeaker cabinets, as this decreases the
chance of damaging equipment or electrocution through accidental exposure to
the live end of an amplifier output lead, shorting, or connection to line level
inputs.
Loudspeaker Terminal Connections:
For reference only, consult a qualified engineer if cable wiring modifications are required.
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4. Features and Specifications (Passive Cabinet):
The Q12 is a 12” coaxial, full range loudspeaker cabinet which has been designed for optimal
performance and flexibility within its intended application as a compact musicians backline and
pa loudspeaker. This section covers the usage of the un-amplified cabinet modes, leaving the
user free to choose an external amplifier to power this cabinet.
The design was conceived with considerable consultation with customers and we welcome
any comments and suggestions you may have in our continual quest to bring you the products
you want to use.
Loudspeaker features:
•
Optimised for Guitar Sound Reproduction With Cabinet Simulation Pre-amps.
•
Coaxial 12” Driver – Providing a Large and Unchanging Sweet Spot of Sound.
Also suitable for use for monitoring keyboards, vocals and other sources at the users
discretion.
.
This cabinet contains a coaxial loudspeaker – a single driver incorporating a tweeter
driver and paper cone driver designed specifically to work together into a single, constant
directivity, spherical point source. This offers the unique advantage of of a sound-field which
does not significantly change in tonal characteristic wherever the user chooses to listen to
the cabinet off axis by up to 40 degrees (a total sound-field span of 80 degrees) both
horizontally and vertically. The sound dispersion diagram below illustrates this behaviour.
Cabinet produces a wide sweet spot in both planes for faithful reproduction over a wide area.
•
•
Multiple Orientation Cabinet Design - May be used horizontally or vertically.
The cabinet also allows mounting on a speaker stand via built in 38mm pole
receptacle.
The design of the cabinet allows for use in Horizontal, Vertical and speaker stand
mounted Vertical configurations and also has interlocking feet for easy, secure stacking of
multiple cabinets.
The cabinet orientation diagram below illustrates some possible configurations.
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Cabinet Connectors support the use of 1/4” Jack and Speakon Connections.
To maintain compatibility with system configurations many musicians are familiar with,
the ability to connect to the loudspeaker using 1/4” Jacks is also provided via combination
dual format Speakon connectors.
We would like to recommend however that Speakon connectors are used
where possible for connecting loudspeaker cabinets, as this decreases the
chance of damaging equipment or electrocution through accidental exposure
to the live end of an amplifier output lead, shorting, or connection to line level
inputs.
Loudspeaker Terminal Connections:
For reference only, consult a qualified engineer if cable wiring modifications are required.
Loudspeaker Specifications:
Q 12
Number of Audio Channels:
1
Power - Watts/RMS Continuous :
260 W
Power – Watts/Peak Headroom :
520 W
Cabinet Impedance :
8Ω
Frequency Bandwidth Nominal :
40-20,000 Hz
Sound Dispersion Pattern
Nominal :
80H x 80V Degrees
Cabinet Weight :
13 Kg
Cabinet Dimensions Inches : 14.75H x 17.9W x 11.2D
Cabinet Dimensions Millimetres :
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375H x 455W x 285D
THIS PRODUCT IS
CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING SOUND
PRESSURE LEVELS
WHICH MAY DAMAGE
HEARING.
THE USER IS
RESPONSIBLE FOR
EXPOSURE LEVELS AND
USE OF HEARING
PROTECTION.
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5. Mono Loudspeaker Usage (Passive Cabinet):
.
For Mono (single channel applications) connect the speaker cabinet to the amplifier as
shown. Where chaining additional cabinets to the same amplifier channel is required, the Output
Link from the first cabinet can be used as shown above in grey.
When connecting one or more speakers to an amplifier ensure that the amplifier can handle
the load presented and that the configuration is properly matched for safe and optimal
performance. A Table of recommended combinations is provided on page 6.
If unsure about any aspect of using the loudspeaker system, consult with a suitably qualified
audio engineer.
The speaker cabinet is a Mono only device, under NO circumstances attach
multiple amplifier channels to the same cabinets connector block, otherwise poor
performance and damage to equipment being used is likely to occur.
For stereo applications please follow the instructions on the next page, using
two or more speaker cabinets.
Also note that series and series parallel connections cannot be used with this
cabinet due to the presence of an internal crossover splitting the signal for the
coaxial driver; poor performance will result.
CAUTION !
Whilst it is possible to use an external amplifier to power a cabinet which
also includes the amplifier module if needed, in the same manner as the
passive cab; This MUST be turned off and disconnected from mains supply
in order to ensure irreversible damage does not occur to equipment.
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6. Stereo Loudspeaker Usage (Passive Cabinet):
For Stereo loudspeaker usage, two or more cabinets are required, connect as shown above.
When multiple cabinets are required on the same amplifier channel, connect additional
loudspeakers as shown on the previous page.
Also note that series and series parallel connections cannot be used with this cabinet due to
the presence of an internal crossover splitting the signal for the coaxial driver; poor performance
will result.
Under NO circumstances connect multiple amplifier channels to the same cabinet !
Irreversible damage to both speaker, amplifier and associated equipment is likely to occur
and is not covered by warranty.
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7. Recommended Amplification (Passive Cabinet):
We recommend the use of matrix GT and GM series amplifiers to power the Q12
optimally; however other amplifiers maybe used at users discretion.
As a rule of thumb concerning musical instrument use of the cabinet in combination with
an amplifier, a power capacity of up to twice the continuous RMS rating is permissible for solid
state amps; provided the source doesn't maintain a continuous level tone (e.g. some electronic
organs), this allows the cabinet to work at full output without amplifiers clipping readily.
Amplifiers of less than rated minimum power are not recommended as hard clipping
typically present when solid state amps are over driven is likely to damage the loudspeaker.
Valve amplifiers however maybe used at lower power levels as specified below, as they
clip much more softly when over driven, resulting in less stress on the driver than an abused
solid state amplifier. With valves this is done no less to extract the tonal characteristics of valves
driven near their limit. We recommend however that a solid state amplifier is used within its
limits and one of the many excellent cabinet modelling effects units is used to recreate this tonal
effect at any desired volume level, rather than ramping it up to 'eleven'.
Matrix Amplifiers:
Recommended
Amplifiers:
1 cabinet per
amplifier channel:
2 cabinets per
amplifier channel:
Max total cabs
per an Amp:
GT800FX
YES
YES
4
GT1000FX
YES
YES
4
GM50 - (mono)
YES
YES
2
XT800
YES
YES
4
XT1000
YES
YES
4
XT2004
YES
YES
8
XT2004EQ
YES
YES
8
Also Supported:
We recommend the guitar series amplifiers (GT/GM) are used for optimal performance.
Parallel Cabinet Impedance Table:
Parallel cabs:
1
2
3
4
Impedance:
8
4
2.66
2
Not recommended
Not recommended
Notes:
Paralleling more than two speakers is done at user discretion, we recommend a
maximum of 2 per amplifier channel even where the amplifier will support more for
optimal performance. Also note series and series parallel connections are not supported.
3rd Party Amplification:
Amplifier Type:
Solid State
Valve
Recommended min. power:
Recommended max. power:
200 W @ 8Ω amp rating
520 W @ 8Ω amp rating
50 W @ 8Ω amp rating
100 W @ 8Ω amp rating
Recommendations serve as a guide, if you are unsure about any of the above then
consult a qualified technician.
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Full Two Year Warranty
Summary of Warranty
.
Matrix Amplification Limited, warrant to you, the ORIGINAL PURCHASER of each Matrix
Loudspeaker, for a period of 2 (two) years from the date of purchase, that the Loudspeaker is
free from defects in materials and workmanship and we further warrant the new Matrix Loud
Speaker, regardless of the reason of failure except as excluded in this warranty.
Items Subject to Exclusion from this Warranty
.
This Matrix Loudspeaker Warranty is in effect only for failure of a new Matrix Loudspeaker
which occurred during the warranty period. It does not cover any product that has been
damaged because of any misuse be it intentional or otherwise, accident, negligence, or loss
which is covered under any insurance.
What the Warranter Will Do
.
We will remedy any defect, regardless of the reason for failure (except as excluded above),
by repair or replacement. Warranty work can only be performed at our authorised distributors or
at Matrix Amplification Limited. We will remedy the defect and ship the product from the service
centre or our own factory within a reasonable time after receipt of the defective product. All
expenses in remedying the defect, including freight costs from ourselves to you (within mainland
UK) will be borne by us. You must bear the costs of shipping the product to our authorised
service centre or factory.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
.
You must notify us of your need for warranty service not later than the expiry of your
warranty. The Loud Speaker must be shipped in a factory pack, which if required can be
obtained from us at a modest charge. The Loudspeaker must be sent to us carriage paid and
insured.
Corrective action will be taken within a reasonable time from the date of receipt of
the defective product by us or our authorised service centre. If repairs made by us or our
authorised service centre are not satisfactory, contact us immediately.
Warranty Alterations
..
No person has the authority to enlarge, amend or modify this warranty. The warranty is not
extended by the length of time which you are deprived of the use of the Loud Speaker. Repairs
and replacement parts will only carry the unexpired portion of this warranty.
Design Changes
.
Matrix Amplification Limited has a policy of continuous improvement to designs without
notice and with no obligation to make corresponding changes in products previously
manufactured.
Your Statutory Rights are Unaffected by this Warranty
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Declaration of CE Conformity
.
Issuers Name and Address:
Andrew Hunt,
MATRIX AMPLIFICATION LIMITED,
Unit 1b, Techways,
Wonastow Road Industrial Estate,
Monmouth,
Wales,
NP25 5JA.
Products:
Q 12
Equipment Type:
Commercial Audio Loudspeaker and Amplifier Equipment.
Safety Standards:
EN 60065 :2002+A12 : 2011
Safety requirements: Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus.
AMD1: 2005 and IEC 60065:
2001 7th Ed.
Safety Requirements - Audio Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus.
EMC Standards:
EN 61000-4-2:2001
Electrostatic Discharge Immunity (Environment E2-Criteria B, 4k V Contact, 8k V Air Discharge).
EN 61000-4-3:2006
Radiated, Radio-Frequency, Electromagnetic Immunity (Environment E2, criteria A).
EN 61000-4-4:2007
Electrical Fast Transient/Burst Immunity (Criteria B).
EN 61000-4-5:2006
Surge Immunity (Criteria B).
EN 61000-4-6:2006
Immunity to Conducted Disturbances Induced by Radio-Frequency Fields (Criteria A).
EN 61000-4-11:2001
Voltage Dips, Short Interruptions and Voltage Variation.
EN 55103-1:1997
Electromagnetic Compatibility - Product Family Standard for Audio, Video, Audio-Visual and
Entertainment Lighting Control Apparatus for Professional Use, Part 1: Emissions.
EN 55103-1:1997
Magnetic Field Emissions-Annex A @ 10 cm and 20 cm.
EN 55103-2:1997
Electromagnetic Compatibility - Product Family Standard for Audio, Video, Audio-Visual and
Entertainment Lighting Control Apparatus for Professional Use, Part 2: Immunity.
EN 61000-3-2:2005
and AMD1: 2008
Limits for Harmonic Current Emissions (equipment input current less than or equal to 16 A per
phase).
EN 55022:2006
Limits and Methods of Measurement of Radio Disturbance Characteristics of ITE: Radiated, Class
B Limits; Conducted, Class A.
EN 61000-3-3:2008
Limitation of Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker in Low-Voltage Supply Systems Rated Current less
than or equal to 16A.
Declaration:
I certify that the product identified above conforms to the above standards.
Signatories:
Andrew Hunt,
Date of Issue:
10th December 2012.
Managing Director.
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